It is with great pleasure that the GEO-LAW.COM team announces today that the faculty members of UC Santa Barbara's Department of Earth Science selected Dr. Ben Benumof, Ph.D., Esq., as the Department's "Distinguished Alumnus of 2018." This is such a great honor, and Dr. Benumof couldn't be more thrilled as a lifelong UCSB "Gaucho".
As highlighted by Andy Wyss, Chair of the UCSB Department of Earth Science, in announcing the prestigious award, "[e]ach spring we elect eminent former students to honor during our annual awards ceremony, generally someone from the academic realm and someone from 'industry' or the applied side of Earth Science. Our goal is to formally recognize the noteworthy and diverse contributions our alums have made, and to show our appreciation, admiration, and pride in seeing them thrive professionally following their training here at UCSB."
Dr. Wyss, in praising Dr. Benumof's life-long work in the earth sciences, noted that "Dr. Benumof has been selected as our distinguished alumnus in the applied realm. [On behalf of the faculty], I extend my compliments as well as the faculty's collective admiration for the creative, incisive, and energetic spirit with which Dr. Benumof has pursued his career."
Dr. Benumof will be presented with the Distinguished Alumnus award at the Department's annual awards ceremony in June 2018.